Describing his Bluesman life: ” On Saturday, somebody like me or Robert Johnson would go into one of these little towns, play for nickels and dimes. And sometimes, you know, you could be playin’ and have such a big crowd that it would block the whole street. Then the police would come around, and then I’d go to another town and where I could play at. “
He was sitting in a parked car, in Clarksdale MS
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Henry GIP Gipson lived to a healthy age of 99 still performing at the time.. One of a Kind – Gip (as a younger man) played with John Lee Hooker, blew harp, told amazing stories, played guitar and ran his GIP’S PLACE in Bessemer ALABAMA .. Always Remembered R.I.P.
SON THOMAS was a Folk Artist – NYC Exhibition running August 2015 – and a Blues singer/performer ~ he was lauded and applauded and since he left his earthly bonds, his son, Pat Thomas, has taken up the Folk Art and Blues guitar playing/singing performances in Mississippi.
Very well kept up cemetery .. Booker T Washington White is laying in the first of the four w. flat ‘headstone’ ~
aka BUKKA WHITE
THIS is a BLUES fan BELOW, searching for the Grave of harmonica musician, ‘Alec Miller’ aka Sonny Boy Williamson II ~ the two grave headstones on your right is where his sisters lay, both killed in a fire.
IN CLARKSDALE MS THE ROCK AND BLUES MUSEUM WILL CLOSE END JANUARY 2019 BY THEO ` END OF AN ERA : http://www.blues2rock.com/Blues2Rock/index.html – Theo moved from the Netherlands to Clarksdale, bringing his rock museum with him… lots of BLUES!